Carcass traits in Deccani sheep
D Anil Pavan Kumar, M Gnana Prakash, B Ramesh Gupta, T Raghunandan and A Sarat Chandra
In this study, 6 male and 6 female Deccani lambs aged one year were studied for their carcass traits at Livestock Research Station, Mahabubnagar, Telangana State. The overall mean pre-slaughter weight, empty body weight and hot carcass weight was 21.35 ± 0.43, 17.95 ± 0.23 and 10.03 ± 0.17 kg, respectively. The overall mean weight of primal cuts i.e., leg, loin, rack, neck and shoulder, breast and fore shank were 3.31 ± 0.05, 1.07 ± 0.02, 1.44 ± 0.06, 2.43 ± 0.06 and 1.79 ± 0.02 kg, respectively. Sex had a significant influence on all the traits studied except on weight of rack.
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D Anil Pavan Kumar, M Gnana Prakash, B Ramesh Gupta, T Raghunandan, A Sarat Chandra. Carcass traits in Deccani sheep. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(6):198-201.